Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Grungy Monday 17 A Rockin' Altered Spice Rack

 It's time for Grungy Monday and I just happened to be using Rock Candy Stickles while I was altering this old spice rack I found at the GoodWill for a whole $1. Cool find heh? And I was using lots of Tim Holtz goodies so I'm getting a two-for with Grungy Monday and the PAO monthly cybercrop this week end. Whoo hoo!
First, I sanded the rack to rough it up a bit, then painted with white acrylic paint. Next, I started covering the various surfaces with DCWV new Tattered Time papers and started adding charms and tags made from some Tim Holtz ideology doodads, some Graphic 45 stuff and some things from my stash that have been lying around for awhile.

I used Rock Candy Stickles on all the paper flowers and the butterfly at the top, although it is very difficult to see in the photos. I just wanted a little shimmer, which is the absolute beauty of the stickles.

 And here we have my new Art Medium Rack all loaded up with Embossing Powders, Twinkling H2Os, Perfect Pearls, Pearl Ex, and Distress Stains. Have a great week everyone! Get out there and create!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Veggie Box 6

Our first tomato of the season!!!!! And it sure is a yummy one. I've cut it into quarters and am enjoying a section on my nightly salad. Tonight we had the most delicious lettuce wraps with chicken, onion, ginger, carrot and water chestnut. The beets are incredible too! Looking forward to a steady crop of tomatoes now.

Layout done with Club Scrap's Sonoma and Artifacts kits.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Veg Box 4 & 5

Well, I forgot to photo week 3, it was yummy though! and very similar to the first two boxes. We're still having one of the coldest, wettest July's here in the Pacific Northwest, and I'm amazed that the farm is even growing much at all. The veggies are still very tasty and we're starting to see a hint of those summer crops coming in. Best of all, the beets this week and a beautiful tomato. I think we may see blueberries soon and alot more tomatoes in the next few weeks.

Veg box 4 is scrapped with a mix of Club Scrap digi kits. Castaway, Destinations, Dream in Color and Papillon. Veg Box 5 is scrapped with a combination of Just Dandy and Natural Resources,

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Grungy Monday 14 and a Summer Lottery

Grungy Monday 14 is upon me and I have some of the ingredients, but not all so there's quite a bit of improvising going on here. If you want to know exactly what to do then hop on over to Tim's locale and check out his really cool Perfect Pearly mist. First of all, my white paint seagulls did not turn into a good resist so I ended up stamping them on some oceany text weight paper and popping them up a little, using the white paint as a shadow. I don't have any reinkers with me or mists so I just used my blending tool to add color and then tried painting some Perfect Pearls on, but didn't really like that, so on came the water droplets, which I really did like. I really thought it needed a big sun so I tried the technique for making dandelions in the new supercool scraprap magazine at Club Scrap and I brushed on some Perfect Pearls. This will be my July Lottery piece for the summer themed lottery at PAO .